Chips and Salsa Taco Salad

Enjoy this taco and pork salad made with chips and salsa – a perfect Mexican dinner ready in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Salad

3/4
lb. coarse ground pork for chow mein or coarse ground beef for chili
1
medium onion, sliced, separated into rings
2
tablespoons taco seasoning mix (from 1.25-oz. pkg.)
3/4
cup chunky-style salsa
4
cups shredded lettuce
2
cups broken tortilla chips
2
medium tomatoes, chopped
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Dressing

1/2
cup chunky-style salsa
1/4
cup French salad dressing

Garnishes

Sliced or cubed avocado
Sliced ripe olives
Sour cream
Chunky-style salsa
Whole tortilla chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add pork and onion; cook over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir in taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup salsa. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated and sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine dressing ingredients; blend well. Add meat mixture, lettuce, broken chips and tomatoes; toss to mix. Spoon onto individual serving plates. Sprinkle salads with cheese. Garnish as desired.
  • 1 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add pork and onion; cook over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir in taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup salsa. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated and sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine dressing ingredients; blend well. Add meat mixture, lettuce, broken chips and tomatoes; toss to mix. Spoon onto individual serving plates. Sprinkle salads with cheese. Garnish as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Spatter does matter, so cut down on stovetop spatters by topping your skillet with a mesh spatter screen. Unlike a solid lid, the mesh screen allows steam to escape so food fries rather than steams. Look for this handy gadget in discount and department stores.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
(
Calories from Fat
460),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
51g
51%
(Saturated Fat
18g,
18%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
2220mg
2220%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.